Carotid Stenosis Assessment - Training Video

Carotid Stenosis Assessment


Carotid Stenosis Assessment

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Carotid Stenosis Assessment

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Carotid Stenosis Assessment Training Video is designed to provide an overview of carotid duplex/color flow imaging techniques and criteria to diagnose cerebrovascular disease. The lecture includes how to analyze the spectral Doppler waveform characteristics, integration of routine measurements, and carotid case presentations. The participant will be able to apply current diagnostic criteria to evaluate carotid stenosis and other associated abnormalities after viewing this video.

Date of Original Release: 3/5/2023
This edition valid for credit through: 3/5/2026
Video Length: 0:42:00

Online Video Product Code: OV-CSA3
DVD Product Code: VL-CSA3
USB Product Code: USB-CSA3


  • Documentation
  • Assessing Stenosis
  • Hemodynamic Effects of Stenosis
  • Diagnostic Criteria: Peak Systolic Velocity, End-Diastolic Velocity, ICA/CCA Ratio: What do the Numbers Mean?
  • NASCET Criteria
  • SRU Criteria
  • Doppler Criteria for ICA Stenosis / IAC-Vascular Testing
  • How to Categorize Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Examination Documentation Required by IAC for Vascular Lab Accreditation
  • Accurately Apply the Diagnostic Criteria


  • Identify normal and abnormal Doppler waveforms for all the extracranial cerebrovascular vessels - CCA, ECA, ICA and Vertebral.
  • Integrate imaging, color Doppler, and spectral Doppler data to identify cerebrovascular disease.
  • Apply diagnostic criteria for accurately categorizing stenosis.
  • Improve knowledge and competence to integrate the skills learned into clinical practice.


Physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals involved with performing and/or interpreting vascular ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to): vascular surgery, radiology, cardiology, internal medicine, primary care, and general surgery


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Phil Bendick  PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU

Vascular Consultant.
Vass, NC.

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director - planner, QI Task Force)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director-planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

Credits (Optional with additional purchase)

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.


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